What a difference a year makes. This time last year, 5G deployment was just getting underway in earnest. Now the technology is all over the globe, but there were signs deployment could be slowing, even before COVID-19.
5G promises a world of unprecedented speed and differentiated quality of service with the potential to unleash a wide array of use cases, new services and business models. Network slicing is the cornerstone of the 5G architecture that supports this. By Oren Marmur, VP, Head of NFV, Amdocs
Yesterday’s announcement limiting Huawei’s presence in the UK’s full-fibre and 5G networks underlined just how crucial fibre is to 5G – and convergence. But it's not the whole story writes Annie Turner.
John Strand of Strand Consult argues that restricting the use of Huawei and ZTE’s equipment from networks would not harm Europe’s mobile operators, nor meaningfully reduce competition or delay rollout – but it could greatly improve security.
It is just over a year since the world’s first commercial 5G service went live, so this feels like as good a time as any to take stock and assess progress over the past 12 months, says Kester Mann, Director, Consumer and Connectivity, with CCS Insight.